• joannejackowiak

Head of Faculty of Technology M/UPR £25,714 to £41,604 plus TLR1b £10,202 pa, Full time, Permanent,

Required for September 2022


Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With just 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East.


At Kenton are clear about our vision; Students are at the centre of everything we do. Through collaboration, every aspect of our work is of high quality. Our academies deliver an ambitious and inclusive curriculum that enables all students to excel academically and socially.


As Head of Faculty of Technology, you would be responsible for leading a team of 7 teachers and 2 part time technicians. Our Technology curriculum starts with KS2 tasks that we deliver through transition lessons with our primary feeder schools through to A Level courses in Post 16. Our KS3 students experience all specialist areas targeting progressive design and make skills through a carousel of Food, Electronics, Resistant Materials and Engineering activities and design briefs. At Key Stage 4 students can choose to study from a range of Level 1&2 qualifications including BTEC Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, Motor Vehicles, Resistant Materials and Hair and Beauty courses. At KS5, we offer Level 3 BTEC Engineering and Hospitality and Catering.


The faculty is well resourced with an ICT design suite, laser cutters, CNC routers, metal working lathes, fully equipped and working motor vehicle garage, hair and beauty salons and high specification food rooms. .


If you are the person we are looking for you will be able to demonstrate:

· Demonstrable experience driving performance improvements in your designated curriculum or core leadership area.

· An ability to think and act strategically with sensitivity to organisational and wider political priorities to deliver high quality outcomes.

· An ability to use data effectively and present views and opinions in discussion which contribute to positive outcomes including the ability to challenge, give feedback and accept feedback constructively.

· A proven track record of effective people, resource and financial management.

· Ability to demonstrate high expectations and to instill these in others.


In return we will offer:

· Salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

· Access to on site gym facilities.

· Fantastically resourced schools with easy commuting access to both the A1 and A19.


This is an exciting opportunity, joining us in a role where you will play a key role in shaping the future of the wider school and the community that we serve.


Click here to download Candidate Information Pack


How to Apply: You can apply through the TES website by clicking on the Quick Apply link. Alternatively, you can download and application form by clicking this link:

Application Form

and returning your completed form to human.resources@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.


Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 17 May 2022

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is except from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).

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